Southern Nevada RPDP

Features of Standards-Aligned K-12 Science Assessment

Begins: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Ends: Friday, May 13, 2022


The registration period has closed for this event.


Do you know what to look for in NVACS for Science aligned assessments? This introductory online course will take participants through recognizing features of high quality, standards-aligned science assessments in the K-12 classroom. Participants will learn about each feature, examine sample assessment items for the feature, and revise a task of their own choosing in weekly modules. All coursework must be complete by 5/13/22.


Event Information

Event Date(s) and Method of Delivery

This workshop is designed to be facilitated in an online format.


This workshop will be meeting virtually on the following dates: 3/30/2022 from 4:45 - 7:45 PM. Asynchronous work will follow the virtual meeting.



Lori Henrickson


Ms. Henrickson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) and teaches middle school science in the Clark County School District (CCSD). She is the former Secondary Science Project Facilitator in the Curriculum and Instruction Division in CCSD. Ms. Henrickson works at local, state, and national levels as an advocate for equitable science learning experiences for all students. She is the Chair of the NSSTA Committee on Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Science Learning Opportunities for All Nevada Students. At the national level, Ms. Henrickson has worked with Achieve, Inc. and NextGenScience at WestEd on the Science Peer Review Panel (PRP) and is herself the lead author of a middle school science unit deemed an example of high quality by the Science PRP and published on the Next Generation Science Standards website. Ms. Henrickson has earned a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Math, and Science from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with emphasis in Middle School Science, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also has a Level 1 Leader Credential in using the EQuIP Rubric for Science in professional learning settings.



Stacy Bird


Stacy Bird is a K-5 Science Trainer for Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP). She has worked for the SNRPDP for seven years and has been an educator in Nevada for sixteen years. Stacy has presented at multiple national and regional science conferences and served in leadership roles to help further science education in the state of Nevada. Her formal classroom teaching experience includes being a science specialist and teaching integrated science to elementary students. Stacy loves sharing her passion for science with other educators.  



About Us

The Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program is a state-funded organization offering professional development focused on the content teachers teach, how they teach it, student performance, and changes in instructional strategies that result in increased student achievement.

Credit Options

Workshop hours (15 hours)


*License Renewal: The SNRPDP is an approved continuing education provider for the Nevada Department of Education ( For specific questions regarding approved coursework please contact the Nevada Department of Education.


**Salary Advancement: SNRPDP professional development workshops and courses are approved for PGP use in the Clark County School District ( Specific questions regarding coursework approval for salary advancement should be directed to your school district.

Recommended For

K-12 Science Educators


There is no fee for this professional learning event.


Registration open through 3/26/2022 11:00 AM


Remaining registrations: 12